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NHS Funding Information

NHS Funding

The NHS provides free eye tests for Andrew Care customers who qualify, are you entitled to a free eye test?

You can enquire personally with the NHS on the Non Emergency Number: 111 or look on-line at the Dorset Health Authority page referring to NHS Entitlements.

Andrew Care Opticians services are also listed on the NHS site: Andrew Care Opticians

You may be entitled to a free eye examination, the criteria are listed below.

  • aged under 16, or aged under 19 and in full-time education
  • aged 60 or over
  • registered blind or partially sighted
  • diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • aged 40 or over and you are the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma, or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma
  • eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher
  • a prisoner on leave from prison

You are also entitled to a free NHS sight test if:

  • you receive Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (not contribution based)
  • you receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • you receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • you are awarded Universal Credit
  • you are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • you are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)
  • People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.